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The Ingredients for the Best Tailgate This Football Season

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While the beginning of fall means comfy cardigans and Pumpkin Spice Lattes for many women, for 44% of the female population (as calculated by ESPN), this means something much more important—football season. And, more importantly, tailgating. As one of the most important aspects of football season, tailgating is something that needs to be taken seriously. While we provided you with some great tailgating recipes last year, this year we want to help you have the best tailgate of the year. To make all other football fans jealous before the big game, follow these great tips and keep the pre-game food and drink flowing!

Give yourself plenty of time. A well-planned tailgate ..read more

 

Why Routine Tire Care Matters

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Many people often forget the importance of taking care of their car’s tires. While it might not seem like it, tires are one of the most important parts of your car—they are the only things that stand between you and the road, after all. To ensure that your car stays running smoothly and you are getting the best fuel economy possible, make sure you understand just why routine tire care should be an important part of your yearly maintenance.

As the cold weather begins to edge out the sultry summer air, your tires will be majorly affected. The colder the weather is, the less tire pressure your tires have. This low ..read more

 

Fiat Brings Small European Cars to the United States

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In the United States, we tend to go big or go home. This means large portion sizes, huge houses, and SUVs. Europeans tend to have the opposite feeling—the smaller, the better. As a result of this differing opinion, Europe has quickly become the Mecca for the compact car, showing us that bigger isn’t always better.

When exploring Europe, it is difficult not to notice the smaller size of the vehicles. In comparison to American market cars, European cars look like babies. It’s really no wonder then that the Fiat brand is known for its petite models. Though it is an Italian company selling extremely European-looking cars, Fiat has managed to break ..read more

 

2015 Camry Pricing Makes Desirable Model Even More Appealing

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Many people view the Toyota Camry as the old spinster of the car industry, but it appears that this is all about to change with the 2015 model. With a new svelte figure and a bit of a facelift, the 2015 Camry debuted at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, making quite the impression on car enthusiasts and consumers alike. Now, Toyota has announced the 2015 Camry pricing and it has given us reason to be even more excited for the newest Camry’s arrival. Starting with a price tag of $22,970, not including $825 in fees, the base Camry LE offers plenty of creature comforts that are sure ..read more

 

Celebrate Baby Safety Month, Become More Aware

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While many people associate August as the last month of summer or the summer the kids go back to school, it also represents one of the most important causes in this country—child safety. As the official Baby Safety Month, August is the perfect time to review your knowledge about child safety, particularly when your child is in the car. Here are some tips to help you become more aware!

Understand which vehicle features can help protect children. When you purchase a car, there are certain vehicle features that will enhance child safety. These include automatic door locks, automatic windows, advanced frontal air bags, side impact airbags, anti-pinch/auto-reverse windows, interior trunk release, ..read more

 

Cadillac Introduces Wireless Charging Powermat in 2015 ATS

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Throughout the past decade, our society has become increasingly more attached to our mobile devices, making the inability to charge these devices a common, frustrating problem. To make charging smartphones easier than ever before, Cadillac is introducing a wireless charging Powermat in the 2015 ATS sport sedan and coupe, eliminating the clutter of charging cords and decreasing the likelihood of your phone dying. “Our lifestyles have evolved in a more mobile way than ever before and with that comes an even greater need for access to power in those places where we spend the majority of our time,” said Powermat CEO Ran Poliakine. “Our integration into the Cadillac ATS is ..read more

 

Chevy Volt Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

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In the small car segment, it can be difficult to find a car that is both fuel efficient, roomy, and safe—unless you are looking to buy a 2014 Chevrolet Volt with the available Forward Collision Alert. The small electric car was the only vehicle out of 12 small cars to earn one of the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ awards, showing that, while it might be small, it is mighty.

“The Volt’s crashworthiness performance puts in the top tier for small car safety,” said Joe Nolan, IIHS senior vice president for vehicle research. “GM should be commended for the Volt’s performance in the small overlap front test because ..read more

 

2015 Toyota Sienna Updates Include Parent-Friendly Microphone

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There is a common scene in family-friendly movies, during which the children in the back seat of a minivan are getting a bit too rowdy, causing the parent to turn around and yell at them. While this method of calming children down seems to work well in movies, in real life it can some times have bad consequences, especially when the parent is the driver. To help parents out—and to keep children quieter—the 2015 Toyota Sienna offers a series of parent-friendly, innovative updates that you have to see to believe.

Starting the list of 2015 Toyota Sienna updates is a segment first—Driver Easy Speak. Through this program, drivers can use the ..read more

 

How to Extend Your Car’s Life

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When you first buy your dream car, you probably want to pull out of the dealer lot, tires screaming with excitement as you dash off to your next destination. It can be hard to remember that this car is one that needs to last you for at least the next five years, if not even more. To make sure you get the most out of your car, make sure you follow these tips on how to extend your car’s life!

Drive with care everyday. Treat your car like it’s brand new every time you get into it. We all have our moments where we forget that our car is something to ..read more

 

Tips for Buying Your First Car

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The car buying process can be an overwhelming one, especially if you’re purchasing your first car. Regardless of whether you’re a recent graduate with your first “grown-up” job or someone who has just held on to their high school hand-me-down, being a first-time car buyer isn’t easy, even though it’s definitely worth the wait. To make buying your first car as simple as possible, we have compiled a list of tips to help with the process.

Keep to a realistic budget.

Make sure you calculate how much you can afford a month for a car payment, especially if you’re not paying cash. Consider your cost of living in general, and then calculate ..read more

 
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